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Thoughts on Tourism and Development

July 26, 2019

Finding our way in Jerusalem

June 20, 2019

Twirling Under the Stars

June 18, 2019

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July 26, 2019

Before this internship, I faced an ethical decision of whether to take part in helping create a tourist industry out of monetizing the cultural ruins in the village of Umm al-Jimal. I questioned whether we would fundamentally change the culture of this village by intro...

June 20, 2019

We just traveled across the border from Jordan to Israel. I was so tired, I tried to take up half of the last row on the bus to go to sleep, but that didn’t end up happening. We traveled from van to bus to van, all of which had seemingly random stops where intense face...

June 18, 2019

I hopped into a rustic green van with Allison and Olivia at my side. The rest of the crew, which consisted of Jenna's friends and family coming to visit for the opening, rode in the tour bus. 

An hour out, the van turned off the road and into the desert. 
We were greete...

June 13, 2019

As a kid we were yelled at for eating with out hands, but today that's what it was all about!! We traveled into the city for lunch and meetings. 

In the middle of a crowded city sat a beautiful house with a spacious backyard packed with all of Jenna's family who are her...

June 11, 2019

I see it I see it. 

I run across the soccer field: one leg steps foreword as the other leg eagerly swings up; I position my body in front of a stout Jordanian man, my eyes on the ball. 



My foot slides across the turf; then, my body swiftly form...

June 9, 2019

What to write about today (hey grandpa jack!!). I have exactly one week left in Umm al-Jimal, and I have not shared what brought me to Jordan in the first place. 

I am working for Pax Peace by Peace, a non-profit based in Umm al-Jimal, Jordan, a village south of the Syr...

June 8, 2019

As we walked out of Petra, bags sagging heavy from half empty plastic water bottles warmed from the sun, I was shocked. I’ve been used to seeing trash collected in piles along the roads waiting to be burned.  

But here they had trash cans along the road.

The hit of...

June 7, 2019